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Set up special tribunal for officials abusing tender system – State capture inquiry witness

By: News24Wire      Updated 5 hours ago The government's procurement system is intentionally not followed in at least 50% of all tenders, chief procurement officer Willie Mathebula told... 

Set up special tribunal for officials abusing tender system – State capture inquiry witness
 Fear rules Sars, Nugent inquiry hears

Fear rules Sars, Nugent inquiry hears

By: News24Wire      21st August 2018 A climate of fear has engulfed the South African Revenue Service (Sars) to the point that some staff members are afraid to come forward to give... 

State granted lengthy postponement in Estina dairy farm case

State granted lengthy postponement in Estina dairy farm case

By: News24Wire      Updated 6 hours ago The Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Tuesday granted the State's request for a lengthy postponement in the Estina dairy farm case. Free State... 

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 Gordhan unveils computer labs and libraries to honour Madiba

Gordhan unveils computer labs and libraries to honour Madiba

17th August 2018 South Africa’s Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan and the Mayor of the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality Dumane Zozo unveiled two... 

It's an insult to call Mandela a sell-out: Motshekga

It's an insult to call Mandela a sell-out: Motshekga

7th August 2018 Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday that it was an “insult” to call late anti-apartheid struggle icon and former president... 

Mandela and patriarchy blamed for overshadowing Albertina Sisulu Memorial Lecture

Mandela and patriarchy blamed for overshadowing Albertina Sisulu Memorial Lecture 

2nd August 2018 Late president Nelson Mandela and patriarchy have been blamed for overshadowing the struggle icon Albertina Sisulu's memorial lecture.  The lecture... 

Palestinian teen activist will be invited to SA

Palestinian teen activist will be invited to SA

30th July 2018 Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla Mandela, says Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi - who was released on Sunday from an Israeli prison – will be... 

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Shake up in African aviation stresses profitability

Shake up in African aviation stresses profitability

Updated 5 hours ago he following article is based on information obtained by the author while undertaking a comparative study on African nations’ competitive statuses... 

Laying the groundwork to make high-tech medical solutions available in Africa

Laying the groundwork to make high-tech medical solutions available in Africa

Updated 5 hours ago Healthcare has always been a difficult social welfare objective to achieve throughout Africa. In addition to underdeveloped healthcare facilities,... 

Creating jobs, reducing poverty V: Is ‘formalising’ the informal sector the answer?

Creating jobs, reducing poverty V: Is ‘formalising’ the informal sector the answer?

21st August 2018 This extract from a new REDI3x3 book proposes a constructive way to approach the possible ‘formalisation’ of the informal sector. A common impulse... 

Governor's race in Ekiti points to problems in national Nigerian poll

Governor's race in Ekiti points to problems in national Nigerian poll

21st August 2018 With less than 200 days to Nigeria’s next general election - scheduled for February 16, 2019 - there are apprehensions about how vote buying,... 

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Meeting the Challenges of Mining in Africa

Meeting the Challenges of Mining in Africa

Updated 5 hours ago Zambia has turned its failing copper mining industry around through the privatisation of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines in 2000, halting a US$1... 

A Moral and Legal Imperative to Ban Killer Robots

A Moral and Legal Imperative to Ban Killer Robots

21st August 2018 Fully autonomous weapons are one of the most alarming military technologies under development today. As such there is an urgent need for states,... 

 Global Overview of International Knowledge Support across the Infrastructure Project Cycle

Global Overview of International Knowledge Support across the Infrastructure Project Cycle

21st August 2018 In Brisbane in 2014 the G20 outlined the importance of infrastructure creation as a primary lever for fuelling global growth and improving living... 

 The New Physics of Financial Services – How artificial intelligence is transforming the financial ecosystem

The New Physics of Financial Services – How artificial intelligence is transforming the financial ecosystem

21st August 2018 Artificial intelligence is fundamentally changing the physics of financial services. It is weakening the bonds that have held together the... 

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Statements

NUM: NUM declares a dispute with the Minerals Council of South Africa

NUM: NUM declares a dispute with the Minerals Council of South Africa

Updated 3 hours ago The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has today declared a wage dispute with the Minerals Council of South Africa. The dispute comes amid the... 

Agri SA: Agri SA welcomes the ANC’s commitments on agriculture

Agri SA: Agri SA welcomes the ANC’s commitments on agriculture

Updated 3 hours ago Agri SA is encouraged by today’s productive discussion with senior ANC officials regarding agrarian reform and agricultural property. It is highly... 

SA: National Assembly and NCOP approves major legislative matters at sittings

SA: National Assembly and NCOP approves major legislative matters at sittings

Updated 3 hours ago The National Assembly and National Council of Provinces approved several Bills and a convention today. Bills which the National Council of... 

SA: Minister apologises after he failed to show up for the meeting

SA: Minister apologises after he failed to show up for the meeting

Updated 4 hours ago At the beginning of a committee meeting today, the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Energy, Mr Fikile Majola, said it is important to... 

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Press Offices

Employee screening is a must for start-ups

Employee screening is a must for start-ups

Updated 5 hours ago Start-up ventures have become a common addition to the South African markets in recent years. With President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration to offer... 

Can you dismiss an employee for making racist comments in the workplace, which the employee believes to be inoffensive according to the employee’s culture?

Can you dismiss an employee for making racist comments in the workplace, which the employee believes to be inoffensive according to the employee’s culture?

21st August 2018 Is the dismissal of an employee, who compares a fellow employee to a monkey, fair, if the employee doing so alleges the statement was made in a... 

Employment Equity as selection criteria for retrenchment

Employment Equity as selection criteria for retrenchment

20th August 2018 The Employment Equity Act, 1998 obliges designated employers to implement affirmative action measures, which include ensuring the equitable... 

Namibia’s SADC Summit to focus on implementation of industrialization strategy

Namibia’s SADC Summit to focus on implementation of industrialization strategy

17th August 2018 The 38th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), currently taking place in Namibia, is... 

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